SSQ Financial recently donated the funds it made from one of its fundraising events to a charity organization that supports the parents of disabled or troubled children and teenagers.
On Monday, the insurer gave Association de parents de l’enfance en difficulté (APED) a total of $7,000, raised from the company’s recent 2017 Marathon SSQ de Longueuil event.
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“The success of the fundraising relies on the precious collaboration of partners, service providers and companies in the region, whose generosity is to be commended,” the company said in a statement.
SSQ has been sponsoring the Marathon SSQ de Longueuil since its first year in 2016, jointly organizing the event alongside the City of Longueuil.
“The Marathon SSQ de Longueuil is not just an opportunity for us to encourage people to be more active but to mutually help and contribute to the well-being of the community,” said SSQ Financial CEO Jean-François Chalifoux.
According to a release, several SSQ employees got involved with the APED and gathered arts and crafts for the non-profit. Other employees even volunteered to serve at the APED’s summer camp.
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